Drugs that are dangerous for dogs
If your dog is sick, the first thing that comes to mind is compassionate in our home, give her human medication, that is in the home medicine Cabinet. But, unfortunately, not all our drugs are able to bring a four-legged pet relief. Some of them are extremely dangerous and can cause serious toxicity and side effects that threaten the life of the pet. The most common situation in which we urgently need to help this injury. We are trying to help the dog cope with the pain. It should be remembered that the usual number for us painkillers to give dogs dangerous. So what medicines may be used and what should be avoided? We will try to understand.
It’s dangerous Categorically not rekomenduetsya to give dogs drugs such as diclofenac (voltaren, ortofen, diklonat), indomethacin (indomethacin) and Ketorolac (ketorol, metrogel), as a very high risk of complications and even death of the animal as a result of ulceration of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestine with perforation ulcers. The first signs of poisoning NSAIDs: lethargy, loss of appetite, thirst, stool black. Also unsafe aspirin, however, he gives a very weak analgesic effect and meaning to its use almost none. This can be the Most suitable for pain dogs drugs are considered Ketoprofen (Ketonal), vedaprofen(quadrisol) and carprofen (Rimadyl). Ketonal of all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs developed for humans, has a better tolerability in dogs with significant pain effect. The recommended dose is 1 mg/kg of body weight per day in the form of a single injection, intramuscular injection better. If necessary, the first dose may be increased in 2-2,5 times, but to apply it more than 10 days not worth it. Widespread analgin baralgin and well tolerated but inferior kathalu on effect. Very powerful tool is Ketanov. Its effect is comparable to morphine. It is usually injected intramuscularly at a rate of one vial of 40-50 kg. But it should be applied only in emergencies, because it can greatly harm the stomach of the animal. Special tools Even better use the medication specifically designed for dogs, vedaprofen (quadrisol). It comes in the form of gel for oral administration. Vedaprofen significantly superior to medication in terms of safety and efficacy. Another effective drug, is also designed specifically for dogs, – carprofen (Rimadyl) is so safe that it can be administered to the dog for a long life without a break, without fear of side effects. He has a very strong analgesic and anti-edematous effect. Performs well in the postoperative period and in the treatment of joints in a dosage of 2-4 mg/kg of body weight per day. Ibuprofen and paracetamol – antipyretic agents, which in animals can cause disorders in the urinary and hepatobiliary systems. It should be remembered that many drugs for a person not to give your puppy because they are designed for much more weight. Veterinary drug, is of traumatin, therefore it is also suitable for puppies. It is administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly 2-4 ml for large and medium dogs and from 0.5 mg to 2 mg for puppies and small breeds. In the next issue we continue the topic and talk about other groups of drugs.